2017-12-15T04:43:00Z

What is your primary use case for Pure Storage FlashArray?


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Consultant

We are a system integrator and this is one of the solutions that we provide for our clients. For our most recent customer, this solution is being used to host VMware workloads in an on-premises deployment.

2020-07-27T10:27:12Z
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Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is to manage our virtual environment and storage so our entire VMware environment runs on Pure.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We are a system integrator and this is one of the solutions that we provide for our clients. For our most recent customer, this solution is being used to host VMware workloads in an on-premises deployment.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is for Citrix. We use the on-premise deployment model.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We use the solution for the vendor support. It's a banking software system. It's an IBM system and it requires some Pure Storage for the backend and SSDs for performance. The vendor supports Pure Storage.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We primarily use this solution for our SQL server in an on-premises deployment. Having a dedicated array for our SQL server is very nice. We are running VMware on Pure, and the main driver for that is because it is all-flash. Also, we wanted a dedicated solution for our SQL environment. Running on Pure has given us the ability to scale out our SQL environments. We tripled our environment in the past three years since implementing this solution, and we have not had any issues with the storage keeping up with the workloads. We are making use of some of the VMware integrations that have been developed by Pure, but we are really waiting for the copy data management part.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for general, primary storage in an on-premises deployment.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We use the FlashArray X20, M20, M10. We have regulations against cloud, so we're mostly on-Prem. However, we do use Office 365 for email and we have Azure for development on another team but I don't manage that team. Our primary use case of this solution is to house data stores on virtual machines.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Reseller

We use the hybrid cloud deployment model of this solution and use both AWS and Microsoft Azure as our cloud providers. Our primary use case for this solution is for mixed workloads. We are running VMware on Pure. Pure gave us the storage because we're a partner so we're running on it.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We use the solution on-premises and each array has a different use case. We have VDI, SQL, and General and the program provide better integration between the management and visibility of the solution. Our organization takes advantage of the VMware integration developed by Parrot and this gives us a lower level administrative access to more admins that don't have a background in storage.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We use the private deployment model of this solution. In terms of our cloud provider, we use Azure, we are signing on with AWS, and we'll be using vCloud in the next quarter.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises deployment model of this solution. Our primary use case is for virtualization.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We use the private deployment model of this solution and VMware for our storage provider. Our primary use case of this solution revolves around our clients. We have different tiers of storage. We use the Pure Storage FlashArray for our tier-one storage, our higher-level storage to support not only multi-tenant clients but also our private cloud clients, and to provide them with an all-flash storage solution.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premise deployment model of this solution for the bank. We use AWS as our cloud provider.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We use the private on-premise deployment model. Our primary use case of this solution is for virtual machines. We just use it as storage for our vCenter environment.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We primarily use the solution for internal storage for all virtual environments. We also use it for the SQL database, Oracle and private cloud. The storage is used to manage the internal private environment.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case for Pure Storage is for disaster recovery. We use AWS for our cloud provider.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We primarily use the solution for desktop virtualization. I have IOPS and IOPS input/output. The reason that we have virtualization required for the media is because of high IOPS and we're able to maintain it with PR. The encryption is pretty high. We like the encryption right on the storage.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We use the solution for VM storage in a private cloud model. The main motivations we had to run VMware on Pure were the simplicity and cost. We're using the M70 R2.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use for this solution is storage. We have a private cloud deployment.

2019-09-03T06:45:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case for this solution is for tier 1 critical applications on-premises. Our organization takes advantage of the VMware integration developed by Pure by integrating with vRealize.

2019-09-03T06:45:00Z
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Real User

We have all-flash for our SQL environment.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use virtual servers on there.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Top 20Real User

In our company, we implemented a Pure Storage FlashArray for our VM virtualized environment. We do have vCenter integrated with Pure Storage. We use that application to deploy virtual volumes on our Pure Storage solution. We are still in the beginning stages, so we only have four virtual systems running on it. However, in the coming months, we will be migrating the bulk of all of our VMs over to vCenter and Pure Storage.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

It is for storage.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

We attach it to a Cisco UCS for VMware.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it for our financial core storage. It has been a good product. It has a lot of good features on it.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

Anytime that you need fast storage.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it as our primary application driver for all of storage reasons in our data center for both our corporate and production environments. We just did all-flash, and all-flash is better than anything disk related.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

It is storage for our database system.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

As a customer, we use them as our Tier 1 storage arrays. It has been amazing. It's extremely fast, reliable, and resilient.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

We use it as reliable storage.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Vendor

It is our core storage.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

It's the back-end storage for all our virtual environments.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is for any server and database that has high I/O demands on disk.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The primary use case is big data. SAP is very important for our business. We are running our management system on SAP, so it's very critical. We are running SAP S/4HANA and other ERP modules. We run our config on-premise.

2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Our primary use case is SAP.

2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is SAP. It work very well. SAP is very important to our business. We are running all ERP solutions. Our configurations are run on-premise.

2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is to run SAP applications on top of the flash solutions. SAP is very important to our business. It's a key function. We are running ERP and CRM systems. Our systems run on-premise.

2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have a lot of MEDITECH electronic health records systems running on it, as well as some other ancillary applications, but it's core hospital EHR, predominantly.

2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
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Real User

We use it for performance, the capacity of deduplication, and compression of the data.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Real User

There are two real use cases. * General purpose infrastructure for VMs. * Business technical applications, such as Oracle DB or MS SQL DB.

2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
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Real User

We have workloads that demand high IOPS, so a lot of speed, fast access, time, and overall high performance.

2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The primary use case is storage for payment platforms.

2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is block storage for retro machines running on VMware ESXi and Red Hat with Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVMs).

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Real User

It's a high performance storage array. We want some deals regarding replication and stretch cluster.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is for the data and storage that we utilize in our managed services. We also use it in the company. We localized it.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Real User

We use the space and optimize the makeup of the storage products.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

We are a reseller of Pure Storage FlashArray. Our customers use it for virtualization, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

2019-01-28T12:39:00Z
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Real User

We use it for VMware virtualization.

2018-12-24T07:47:00Z
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Reseller

We are using Pure Storage as an all-flash product. It is a niche product, and only used for high performance data. With Dell EMC, they have all-flash arrays, but they also have other types of storage. Our client use the solution for DevOps and their high speed databases.

2018-12-19T10:26:00Z
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Real User

The primary use of Pure Storage was for a data virtualization project using Belfrics. We needed the latency that would be required for the product. We are moving into a DevOps environment and CI/CD. Their departmentalization was an enabler because database is a service in the pipeline where the underlying risk factor has to be correct, especially the storage. This primarily applies to the driver and the infrastructure as a base, but the end game is to have a DevOps pipeline.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

All of our production and development workloads run on Pure Storage.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it for storage of critical data, and for storage of replicated backups.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for storage of critical data and for storage of replicated backups. We use Zerto replication software. We write all of those backups to Pure Storage and then we use those in our disaster recovery scenarios.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're a service provider, so it's the primary storage for hosting our customers.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case is a big bucket of storage for VMware. We run our virtual machines mostly to make sure that we have our SQL databases sitting on Pure Storage, because it's the fastest storage which we have available.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is for storage. We use it to ensure better application performance and to improve the user experience of the application. The cross-storage appliance improves the overall application experience. We have been using this solution as an on-premise solution. It has been useful for our critical applications.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is for Rack Database Storage and Virtualized Server Storage.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for everything. We have a mixed storage use.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is for the fast storage and database.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is for Microsoft SQL.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is for the production storage, development, and DR storage.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Our primary use of Pure Storage was for a data virtualization project using Belfrics. We needed the latency that would be required for the project. The analytics that we gather is used for just one environment (which is big in the banking industry). Production wise, it's running Oracle. Performance wise, it's basically running enterprise applications.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

We use Pure Storage on our databases. We have massive SQL databases, four-node clusters and we present a LUN directly to them. Then we have Fusion-io cards as a backup. We also use Pure in our data centers to replicate our databases for our DR center so that we can be secure.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

All of our production, development, and workloads run on it.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is virtual machines.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Vendor

We run our production Oracle workload on it.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

VMware is currently our main use case because it dedupes really well.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

Our primary use case of this solution is to keep our production and DR data in this storage.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

We've been using this solution for four years. We are on-prem with Pure and we are not using any of Pure's off-prem product. We do have experience with a variety of storage in AWS. For us, it's still two very different things, we like Pure Storage because our key business systems are still on-prem. It's been extremely reliable and gets the job done. Our primary use case is for Oracle databases, data warehouses, and mission critical apps.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

It is the SAN backbone for our company. We have multiple SANs, all Pure at this point. It runs everything from tasks to business intelligence to enterprise applications.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

We have bare-metal boxes now so we are thinking of going Cloud. We have to have a hybrid solution because we're closer to the financial industry and we have regulations that require us to have on-premise systems. In that case, we would go with Pure Storage.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for our database, log store, and for the file system.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it for nearline storage.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is for on-premise storage. I have personally used this solution for 15 years, and now, four years with my current company.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

Pure has become the main storage solution for our customers. It is mainly used for our customers' Oracle databases.

2018-11-21T07:48:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Since we're a database shop, we primarily do databases on Pure. Everything else follows from that.

2018-11-21T07:48:00Z
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Real User

We're providing some ESXi solutions to our customers with high performance.

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Real User

We use it for virtualization.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Consultant

Most of our customers who use Pure Storage have one of two scenarios: * They have production data with high performance requirements running out of Pure Storage, and they want an efficient way to make a copy of that data onto some other storage for backup and DR purposes. For this scenario, we have integration with Pure Storage that allows us to very efficiently leverage their APIs to capture that data without the need to do things like repeated full copies of that data, leverages their snapshot APIs and differential APIs which tell us what's different from one snap to another to another. * The customer has their data, maybe it is on Pure Storage or it's on some other array, then they want to use Actifio to get a copy onto a Pure Storage array. For example, an Oracle user might need to make a copy of a large Oracle Database. They would want us to spin that database up in one or more lower, testing, or QA environments. These environments sometimes have high performance requirements, which could be met by placing a copy on Pure Storage on them. Another example is a customer who has Oracle Exadata. Obviously, Oracle engineered systems have very high performance, and they don't want to have all of their test and dev copies in that Exadata platform, because of the cost of the platform. Therefore, Pure Storage, combined with Actifio, captures the data efficiently from the Exadata environment, then stores it on the Pure Storage disk. We then present that data to their test servers, which can be the Exadata Compute Servers or it can be any non-Exadata Linux-based Oracle servers. Then, they can have great performance because of the high speed delivery of data from Pure Storage using Actifio.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Real User

We do a lot of Oracle implementations and getting Oracle workloads to run faster and better. For a lot of our customers, they are looking at Pure Storage for its underlying storage. It makes everything a lot easier for them in terms of increasing performance, lowering operational costs, and making their day-to-day lives easier.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Real User

We sell a SaaS offering of the storage to our customers. We use the storage as our main storage and also as our backup storage.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Real User

We use Pure Storage for most of our databases, as well as for other application binaries.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Top 20PopularReal User

Our primary use case has been our production Oracle campus management database environment. We use Oracle PeopleSoft as our campus management solution and underneath that we have about six terabytes of Oracle Database. Our most demanding use-case for Pure Storage has been hosting these high performance, transactional databases, while also hosting all of our other critical application storage needs (MSSql data-warehouse, BI/Analytics, VMWare).

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Real User

Our customers are using Pure Storage to replacing old storage infrastructure.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Real User

We use Pure Storage FlashArray as the storage for our virtual servers and our reporting databases.

2017-12-15T16:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The Pure Storage array houses our entire production environment. Production consists of VMware 5.5 on three HPE DL360 G7 hosts.

2017-12-15T04:43:00Z
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